AMD Radeon R7 260X: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon R7 260X

Summary

AMD started Radeon R7 260X sales 8 October 2013 at a recommended price of $139 . This is GCN 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4096 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 104 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 170 mm. 1 x 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 115 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 22.24 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon R7 260X's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
27.55
 
Architecture
GCN 2.0
 
Code name
Bonaire
 
Type
Desktop
 
Design
reference
 
Release date
8 October 2013
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$139
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$239
 
of 4762.99 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

Radeon R7 260X's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R7 260X's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
896
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Boost Clock
1000 MHz
 
Transistor count
2,080 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
115 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
61.60
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
1,971 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R7 260X's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
170 mm
 
Width
2-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
1 x 6-pin
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R7 260X: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory bandwidth
104 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R7 260X.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
Eyefinity
+
 
HDMI
+
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R7 260X. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
FreeSync
+
 
DDMA audio
+
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R7 260X, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R7 260X. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
21.88
 
 
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
206349.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
5767.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
9562.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
30614.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
2906.56
 
 
Passmark
3155
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
4380
 
 

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R7 260X. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
225 Mh/s
 
 
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
5.16 Mh/s
 
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon R7 260X performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R7 260X from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 750, which is faster by 1% and higher by 1 position in our rating.

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